Gunman Dead After Shooting Three Officers in Houston

HOUSTON (CN) — A man who shot three law enforcement officers Tuesday when they tried to arrest him at a house in Houston killed himself after a 5-hour standoff with police.

Five agents with the Texas Attorney General’s Office and two Harris County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home in northeast Houston around 1 p.m. Tuesday to arrest Daniel Trevino, 25, on charges of violating a protective order, the sheriff’s office said.

“Upon entry into the residence at the threshold of the door, the suspect engaged the officers with gunfire. Officers returned fire. Unfortunately, three officers were hit by gunfire,” Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Edison Toquica told reporters at the scene.

One sheriff’s deputy may lose a finger from a gunshot to his hand; an AG officer was shot in the cheek, torso and ankle, and the other AG officer took a bullet in the leg, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a news conference.

All three were rushed to Ben Taub Hospital, where one of them had surgery. They are all in stable condition, the sheriff’s office said. 

SWAT team officers tried to talk Trevino into giving himself up for hours Tuesday. He indicated several times he would come out of the house, but shot at officers three times, the sheriff’s office said.

At 6:15 p.m. officers entered the home and found Trevino dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot, police said.

A magistrate judge granted Christina Trevino Ibarra a protective order on Oct. 26 against Trevino, her boyfriend, after he allegedly pointed a revolver at her head at her apartment on Sept. 12 and said, “Bitch, I’ll kill you and your son if you messing with some dude,” according to court records.

Prosecutors charged Trevino with violating the protective order for head-butting Trevino Ibarra’s face on Dec. 2 after accusing her of infidelity, court records show.

Trevino’s criminal record included convictions for felony theft, felon in possession of a handgun and misdemeanor assault of a family member.

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